History

Our Aims

At Rosley school we believe that the study of history promotes a love of learning and a curiosity about the past. We aim to help our children gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to become life-long historians. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the continual process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs and to develop a sense of identity and cultural understanding based on their historical heritage.

We have identified key knowledge strands which run throughout our history curriculum and allow our children to recognise the impact and influence key historical events and eras have had on both Britain and the world up to the modern day. At Rosley school these are:

  • Power
  • Society and Civilisation
  • Invasion and Conflict
  • Church and Religion

At Rosley school, we use the content and framework of the National Curriculum, which has been personalised and localised for the historically rich local area in which we live. In EYFS, children work together to find out about past and present events in their own lives and those of their families. In KS1, children will build on this by developing historical skills of questioning and enquiry, while expanding their vocabulary and understanding of past events and society in Britain. In KS2, children will learn about the chronological order of events progressing from ancient history through to the modern day. This will begin with an understanding of the history of Britain and progress to learning about other civilisations around the world. By the time our children leave us they will have developed their skills of historical understanding and enquiry, with an understanding of how the modern world has been shaped by events of the past.

Please find below the Progression in History documents, which show the key knowledge and skills covered across the school.

Progression in History